Tuesday, 11 December 2012


It was calm down by the marshes and I spotted this heron, standing so still that there wasn’t even a ripple in the water around him.


It is a time to reflect as the year draws to a close, and for me 2012 has been momentous – I got a book deal! And next year I will see my book in print!

I have also been reflecting on the direction of this blog. When I started it was simply going to be a writing blog, on which I would chronicle my journey to publication. But I’ve found myself blogging about other things along the way, and, since there are so many writers out there chronicling their journeys, I find myself wondering if I should change focus here.

So I thought I would ask you, my blog readers, what sort of things you would like to see more of.

Do you want to see more about writing in general and the process of publication?

Do you prefer my more general posts on the natural history and strange and quirky things I encounter in the countryside around where I live?

Would you like to hear about the science behind the themes that inspired Red Rock?

A combination of all three?

Or something else?


  1. Kate, I'd like more of you, whether it's your writing life, your inspiration or your publication process. And I think the science behind the Red Rock themes would be fascinating. So it's a yes to all from me.

  2. I love the sound of the natural history, strange and quirky posts, as well as the science behind themes of red rock. That's what will make you and your blog unique. No doubt that ties into your writing, which will also be unique. If you're moved by it, so can we be!

  3. I think a combination of all these things would be a great idea. It is always interesting to hear about others writing journeys.

  4. That's good to hear. I really appreciate your thoughts on this :-) Thanks guys.

  5. Kate, it seems that it's been your interaction with the natural world that's been your constant inspiration, so follow your muse. Your readers can only gain from your insights in that direction.

  6. Wise words Richard. You are so right :-)

  7. I think a combination of all three would be nice, congratulations on your book publishing deal this year!

    I have awarded you the very inspiring blog award - more details over at mine :-)

  8. I don't think that as a student of life, you should turn away from any subject. Writers write as a way of appreciating what is, what was, and what might be, in all it's forms. Write on, Kate, and we'll all be reading, happily.


Please share you thoughts, I'd love to hear from you....